The Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR) is a 'think-tank', established on behalf of the British Army, to help to strengthen the conceptual component of fighting power and to offer independent and objective views to inform future force development. It is designed to appraise the Army of wider thinking in order to challenge convention and inform strategic decision-making. It is not, therefore, a vehicle to portray the Army's own thinking; on the contrary, it is a vehicle to bring varied views together to stimulate the Army’s thinking.
As part of Operation REFLECT, the Army's project to learn from the First World War, two Battlefield Guides were produced under the direction of Maj Gen Mungo Melvin, President Emeritus of the BCMH and assisted by many BCMH members writing the various chapters and particularly Barbara Taylor who drew the maps.
The books are not available to the general public though it is hoped that they will be in due course. For the moment however, electronic copies are available, free, via these links.